Shanto Center of H.O.P.E.

H.O.P.E. is an acronym that stands for Helping Orphans Prosper through Education. Too many Ethiopian children do not go to school. An education is a luxury that is simply out of reach. The lack of a quality education creates an ongoing cycle of poverty. FOVC believes that the best way to break the cycle of poverty for future generations is to provide children with a quality education now.

To sponsor a Shanto child, go to to see the waiting children. Your gift of $38 a month will change the life of a deserving child whose greatest dream is just to go to school.

Our U.S.-based partner, Partners With Ethiopia, is managing the H.O.P.E. Child Sponsorship Program. All donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about our U.S.-based partner go to



The Shanto Center of H.O.P.E.

is located in the village of Shanto. 150 children participate in this program. Most children, grades pre-K through 8th grade, attend The Kamfourd School of Excellence, which is a private school offering full-day classes. Kamfourd School works in partnership with the Shanto Center of H.O.P.E. by serving lunch six days a week and allowing the FOVC staff to visit daily. Children 9th grade through 12th grade attend the local Shanto High School and receive a monthly stipend of food. In the summer months when school is not in session, the children come to the Shanto Center of H.O.P.E. every day for lunch and to continue their learning. The children also receive school supplies, school uniforms, school fees, hygiene care materials, and medical care through this program. The Shanto Center of H.O.P.E. is staffed by a program manager, a social worker, a nurse, an accountant, two guards, and several cooks. The staff plays a significant role as mentors in the children’s lives.